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Using deception to improve cyber resilience by turning the tables on attackers

Throughout history, deception has been a critical component of military activities.

Now that most organizations are continuously targets of cyber attacks deception provides a way to stay ahead of cyber attacks instead of feeling like we’re always one step behind. Attivo Networks Chief Deception Officer Carolyn Crandall explains further…

For years, the adage that the attacker ‘only has to get it right once and that the defender has to be right all of the time’ has placed organisations at a distinct disadvantage in preventing security breaches.

While fundamentally still correct, cyber criminals have now become more sophisticated and their tools more advanced. They are no longer looking for simple and quick pay-outs. Instead, these skilled and determined threat actors are working quietly and methodically to conduct their attacks and finding ways to breach the network regardless of the protections that are in place. The reality is that there is no such thing as 100 percent secure, and there is not a ‘silver bullet’ security control that can stop everything quickly and reliably. As such, security teams need to look closely at their strategies for a layered defence / defense and make sure that they have comprehensive coverage and actionable alerting.

Read the complete article in Continuity Central.

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